Twig Weaving

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By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

I remember twig weaving at camp years ago, finding different shaped branches or making t’s and x’s to weave with. I loved it and I loved hanging up the results of my efforts when I got home. Now that I’m a mama, I’ve got twig weaving on my list of things to do with my kids this summer. I love all the ideas out there as well, new shapes, new materials. The perfect summer afternoon project!

Branch Weaving - Instructables

Branch WeavingInstructables

This is truly beautiful, something I’d love to have hanging on my wall as a piece of art. The fine weaving here is probably more of an older child or adult level project but a similar look could be achieved with fatter, brightly colored yarn.
Maybe something a little like this?

Weaving - Natural Suburbia

WeavingNatural Suburbia

DIY Hanging God's Eye - Petunia Pickle Bottom Blog

DIY Hanging God’s EyePetunia Pickle Bottom Blog

I love love LOVE this giant Gods eye weaving. The colors, the wide logs and especially the varied use of materials – the puff balls are especially fun! This would make a unique alternative to a door wreath to add a little color to your entryway but could also be hung out in a tree or over a fireplace with stunning results.

Giant Sun - Twig and Toadstool

Giant SunTwig and Toadstool

Here’s another oversized weaving with a totally different look. I love the wide strips and can see using homemade t shirt yarn or strips of fabric to achieve this kind of look. It’s so bright and cheerful, I love it!

Is twig weaving on your summer crafts list? If so, send us your results! We’d love to see them! Check out these and other twig weaving crafts on our Craft Trends Pinboard!

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About Gillian

Gillian Grimm lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where she balances writing, cooking and crafts with eight chickens, two kids, a dog, a cat and a husband. As the daughter of a Journalist, she grew up all over the United States, switching schools, towns and newspapers every few years and loved every minute of it! She now works as a freelance writer, primarily in the craft industry but with a few forays into travel writing, narrative non-fiction and educational matters. Gillian was recently published in the literary journal the “The Northville Review”. You can find more of Gillian’s work at “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.

2 thoughts on “Twig Weaving

  1. Lavada Norko

    Dear Crafters:
    Another idea along with twig weaving used to be using the “wooden” thread spools for making everything from dolls to chains for hanging bird feeder, etc. Sometimes they would be painted with food coloring. They can even be glued together for larger projects.
    Why not try this using the styroform ones from today’s spools?

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